Saturday, June 12, 2021


Kogi State

Court orders Kogi government to pay former deputy governor N180 million

The National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Kogi State Government to pay former deputy governor Simon Achuba the sum of N180 million as outstanding security votes due to him from April 2018 to August 2019.

TETFUND to support Kogi Confluence University

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello and the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND, Prof. Elias Bogoro, during a working visit to the agency headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, by the governor on the establishment of Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara.

Flood sacks over 70 communities, displaces over 50,000 persons in Kogi

Flash floods from River Niger have submerged over 70 communities and displaced over 50,000 people displaced from their houses in different parts of Kogi State.

Kogi schools to reopen September – Official

The Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Wemi Jones, has announced September 14 as the date for the reopening of schools from primary to tertiary levels.

NCC activates 112 toll-free emergency number in Kogi

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has activated the 112 free emergency call number in Kogi State.

TRCN conducts exams for 526 teachers, lecturers in Kogi

No fewer than 526 teachers and lecturers in Kogi are writing the Professional Qualifying Examination, PQE, Batch A, 2020, conducted by the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN.

Insecurity: IGP establishes 2 Mopol units in Kogi

The Inspector -General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has approved the establishment of two new mobile police force units in Kabba and Okene areas of Kogi State.

APC Crisis: Progressive governors pay `Thank You’ visit to Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received representatives of the Progressive Governors’ Forum led by Gov. Atiku Bagudu, who paid him `thank you’ for his efforts toward resolving the crisis facing the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Kogi robbery: Yahaya Bello donates N10m for burial of slain police officers

Kogi Government has donated N10 million toward the burial of eight police officers and two civilians killed during the June 4 robbery attack in Isanlu, Yagba East Local Government Area.

Kogi bank robbery, attack: IGP orders manhunt of perpetrators, deploys team of crack detectives

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a full-scale manhunt for the perpetrators of Thursday's attack on Isanlu Police Station and a commercial bank in Yagba East local government area of Kogi State.

Kogi is COVID-19-free, Yahaya Bello insists

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has insisted that the state remained COVID-19 free, just as he announced the relaxing of the two-week lockdown imposed on Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of the state.

COVID-19: Kogi slashes budget by N74bn

The Kogi State Executive Council has slashed the state’s 2020 budget from N176 billion to N102 billion.

Northern governors condole with Yahaya Bello over mother’s death

The Northern Governors’ Forum, NGF, has condoled with Govwenor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State over the death of his mother, Hauwa’u Oziohu Bello.

Ex-Kogi governor’s son, Muhammed Abubakar Audu, arrested over alleged fraud

The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested Muhammed Audu, son of the late Abubakar Audu, a former governor of Kogi State, for his alleged involvement in an alleged fraud.

ICPC recovers N77bn assets in 2019

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, has said that it has recovered assets worth N77bn in 2019.

Kogi seeks $100m loan

Kogi State Government on Wednesday announced its intention to borrow $100 million to finance some projects that would quicken the socio-economic development of the state.

Kogi commissioner bags 19-year imprisonment over fraud

A former commissioner for agriculture in Kogi State, Zacchaeus Atte, has been convicted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, over misappropriation of funds.

Mercy Johnson to release movie ‘Legend of Inikpi’ on January 24 

An artist and movie producer, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, is set to release a movie, titled: ”Legend of Inikpi”, on Jan. 24.

Christmas: Melaye felicitates with Nigerians, calls for tolerance

A former Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, on Tuesday felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas.

Violence against women worst in Nigeria ― Group

At the end of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence in Abuja, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy, CTA, has disclosed that violence against Nigerian women is has reached an alarming rate, calling for deeper reflections in the country.

Gunmen kill Kogi varsity student during exam

Unknown gunmen have killed a 400-level student of the Kogi State University, Anyigba.

Nigerians now benefitting from Buhari’s ‘frequent’ foreign trips – Presidential aide 

Ajuri Ngelale, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Public Matters, says Nigerians are benefitting from the impact of the President’s foreign trips.

We’re ready for Kogi West/Ajaokuta re-run elections – INEC

Prof. James Apam, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, in Kogi State, says the commission is ready for Kogi West Senatorial and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency supplementary elections slated for Saturday.

Kogi: Like late Daniel Usman, like late Salome Abuh, by Abdullahi Yunusa ProfWills 

Nigeria isn't a country worth dying or suffering for, Let's be guided on this. It is a country that cares less about the welfare, safety, security and rights of her citizens, especially those who are outside the corridors of power and had no access to our collective patrimony and privileges. So, live under no illusion that Nigeria values or appreciates you as a citizen.

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